“Save My Father”

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Not long ago at a wild game dinner event where I was to speak a gentleman privately came to me and said something that gripped my heart. He quietly whispered, “My dad is here tonight. He’s not saved and I’ve been praying that he will respond to the Gospel.”

The look of concern on the son’s face as he spoke of his great hope that his dad would yield his life to Christ was and expression I couldn’t forget. I began to wonder how many others have the same desperate longing in their hearts for their father or another loved one who is yet to know Christ as Savior.

 With that in mind, the song included with this post was written. My hope is that “Save My Father” might be an encouraging melody and lyric that will echo in your heart as you pray for someone you love who is spiritually lost.

(“Save My Father” / Steve Chapman / Times & Seasons Music, Inc/ BMI …This song is available only as a download at this time)

 

 

 

Harold G. Stoltzfus…”Faith Is Like a Melody” (My Father’s Song)

While in the Lancaster, PA area we stayed at The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast in Farmersville. During breakfast on Sunday morning March 30th we were privileged to meet Sylvia Stoltzfus and her two daughters, Crystal and Yvonne.

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Harold G. Stoltzfus
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Sylvia’s husband of 54 years had gone to be with the Lord just the morning before. The loss that she and her daughters were feeling was written on their faces and heard in their tender words about a man who was a caring husband and a wonderful father.

Before Sylvia and her daughters left to tend to the preparation of Harold’s service a very moving story was shared by Crystal about a dream she had about her Dad. It inspired the song that is included in this post. The lyric reveals what she told us. We hope the video that was added to the song will bless the Stoltzfus Family as they walk through these days of loss, and we hope it will bless others who see it as well.

(Our grand daughter, Lily Anne Beall, is singing the part of Crystal and I’m singing Harold’s part. A free download of the song is below).

 

39 Years Together!

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Established 3/29/1975

On Saturday March 29th we will celebrate 39 years of marriageIts been nearly four decades of marital bliss..ters! Of course, we’re kidding. Instead, its been an incredible time together. We don’t regret a single mile that the Lord has allowed us to walk with each other.

And how thankful we are for family and friends to share this milestone. God bless each of you for your love and prayers. 

S&A Chapman

 

 

“A Look At Life from the Riverbank” Steve’s New Book!!

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New Book!!

Do you love fishing or know someone who does? If so, we’re excited to announce the release of Steve’s book, “A Look at Life from the Riverbank.” The subtitle of this newly expanded version of “Reel Time with God” explains the contents of this unique book…Stories About Fishing and the Meaning of Life!

In these well-written devotions about fishing you’ll discover how doing things like casting, steering a boat, watching the ripples on the water, cleaning your catch, or crossing a creek can help you live a victorious life. 

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Steve’s first fish…around 1956

Filled with stories lived while at the water, this book will be a great addition to every angler’s tackle box. 

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“Steve slammin’ the salmon”

$1.99 E-Book Special “Stories From the Deer Stand”

For all who like Steve’s books for hunters, we received the following message from our publisher, Harvest House Publishers!
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We are excited to let you know about an upcoming eBook offering of  Stories from the Deer Stand.  From March 6 – 18 it will be available   at a special “sale” price of $1.99 through our eBook distributors—this includes Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and the Sony Reader. 
To get a copy simply click on the following link.

 

If you know someone who also enjoys Steve’s books, let them know about this special offer! Thanks for visiting!!!

S&A Chapman

(This book is formerly titled, “A Hunter Sets His Sights”)

One Million Sold! Milestone for Steve!!!

I’m excited to announce that our publisher, Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon has presented Steve with their “Harvest Gold Award.” BM4A8164The beautiful plaque he is holding in the picture represents over 1 million of his books that were sold (1,070,000 to be exact as of 2/25/14). Only a handful of writers with the company have received this prestigious award since they were founded in 1974.

Steve said about the award, “This plaque will be a visual reminder that the ‘outdoor insights’ I’ve written into the books have reached the hearts of so many others. God bless everyone at Harvest House Publishers for letting me team up with them. They deserve a plaque, too, and the best I can present them is in the form of letters I send them from readers whose lives have been changed as a result of one of the books. I also send them photos from time to time of my books that have been ‘well-read’ by hunters while in the field. The covers of the books are tattered and the pages are dog-eared

photo(see the lower left corner of the book in the photo!) from being carried to the woods and read multiple times. May God be praised for such an effective way to deliver His truth and hope to my fellow outdoorsmen and women.”

As Steve’s most avid supporter of his love for the great outdoors I want to thank all of you who have gotten a copy of one of his books either for yourself or someone else. I have to admit that you encourage me to encourage my “deer” husband to go more often to do “book research” (that’s his phrase for “I’m going hunting!”)

Annie Chapman

PS… On behalf of our family, our daughter, Heidi, went to her local Publix Store and ordered our own trophy to give to Steve for this milestone! Here’s a photo:

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“He’s Got a Line”

Do you feel alone as a Christian in your workplace? Do folks consider you strange because you don’t take part in behavior that you prefer to avoid? If so, you might recognize yourself in 1 Peter 4:2-6b.

DSC_3595“…and you won’t be spending the rest of your life chasing after evil desires but will be anxious to do the will of God. You have had enough in the past of the evil things the godless enjoy- sex sin, lust, getting drunk, wild parties, drinking bouts, and the worship of idols, and other terrible sins. Of course, your former friends will be very surprised when you don’t eagerly join them anymore in the wicked things they do, and they will laugh at you in contempt and scorn. But just remember that they must face the Judge of all, living and dead; they will be punished for the way they have lived. That is why the Good News was preached…”

To encourage you to not waver in your determination to maintain high moral standards at your job (or anywhere else for that matter!), here’s a story in song about a coal miner who chose to do so.

“He’s Got A Line” / Steve Chapman / Times & Seasons Music / BMI / 2014 / This song is available only as a download here at this site.

“So if you are suffering according to God’s will, keep on doing what is right and trust yourself to the God who made you, for He will never fail you.” (v. 19)

Mother-in-Law Issues/WellsboroHomePage Interview with Annie Chapman

AnnieChapmanInterviewAnnie visits with Sara Vogt on WellsboroHomePage.com                on Friday 1/31/2014!   (Click HERE)

The interview begins with Annie reading an excerpt from her book, “The Mother-in-Law Dance.”

“The candles are lit, the room glows with a soft yellow hue, the groom, the pastor and the wedding party are in place at the altar. As all eyes eagerly watch the closed doors at the chapel’s entrance, suddenly the air is changed from a sweet stillness of anticipation to the first notes of the beautiful music chosen for the 9780736914567_mediumwedding processional. As the doors swing open the bride’s heart races at the sound of the melodic cue to make the long-awaited, slow walk down the aisle of matrimony. But as the song plays the lovely bride does not realize that she is not the only lady in the room who has been cued by the music.”

During the interview, Annie shares what some of the mother-in-law and daughters-in-law told her they desired in the relationships such as: the daughter-in-law wants the mother-in-law to be positive and encouraging, to let them live their own lives and give advice only when needed; and the mother-in-law wants the daughter-in-law to love her husband, to be teachable, and to not complain about her son to other people.

The subtitle of the book is, Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along? Annie explains that the answer is, “Yes they can…but not without a lot of work and maturity!” Also, she states that being kind and respectful to each other are some of the keys to successful relationships. Annie’s closing word of encouragement to the viewers is, “In the idea of the dance, the question is who leads in that dance? The answer is…the mother-in-law leads, but she leads by backing off.”

You’ll glean even more helpful insight from Annie’s discussion with Sara when you go to WellsboroHomePage.com   We invite you take advantage of this important and life-changing resource and pass this page on to others who can use the encouragement!

 

E-Books Available…Here’s the List!

DSC_3589Our publisher, Harvest House Publishers, sent this exciting message to us about the availability of our books in the “e-Book” format. If you enjoy reading on your Kindle or other device, here are the books you can download. Happy Reading! S&A

 

Steve & Annie,

Here’s a current list of your eBooks that are available for purchase at our retail partners:

Letting Go of Anger – (ISBN: 9780736937498)
Overcoming Negative Emotions – (ISBN: 9780736940825)
What Every Wife Wants Her Husband to Know – (ISBN: 9780736941976)
10 Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Life – (ISBN: 9780736946285)
Mother-in-law Dance, The – (ISBN: 9780736930932)
Another Look at Life from a Deer Stand – (ISBN: 9780736930970)
365 Things Every Hunter Should Know – (ISBN: 9780736933803)
Hot Topics for Couples – (ISBN: 9780736937610)
Great Hunting Stories – (ISBN: 9780736939676)
Wasn’t It Smart of God to… – (ISBN: 9780736946551)
Hunter’s Cookbook, The – (ISBN: 9780736948685)
Look at Life from a Deer Stand Study Guide, A – (ISBN: 9780736945622)
Look at Life from a Deer Stand, A – (ISBN: 9780736948982)
Stories from the Deer Stand – (ISBN: 9780736948302)
With Dad on a Deer Stand – (ISBN: 9780736953139)
10 Ways to Prepare Your Son for Life – (ISBN: 9780736952699)
With God on a Deer Hunt – (ISBN: 9780736930949)
What Husbands and Wives Aren’t Telling Each Other – (ISBN: 9780736936743)
The Good Husband’s Guide to Balancing Hobbies and Marriage – (ISBN: 9780736954259)
Look at Life from a Deer Stand Devotional, A – (ISBN: 9780736933902)
I Love You and I Like You – (ISBN: 9780736955287)

Hear Steve & Annie’s Interview with Debbie Chavez

 

We invite you to hear our interview on The Debbie Chavez Show
(click here)

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Our lively conversation centered around our newly released book,

“I Love You & I Like You/How to Be Married and Still Be Friends”

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     Thanks to Debbie for an enjoyable interview that we are sure will be helpful to couples especially during this upcoming Valentines season! We hope you’ll tune in.

Here’s what Debbie says about her work:

My passion is to provide women (and all people) with the wisdom, encouragement, and hope I’ve discovered for myself in God’s Word.  I especially love to provide nuggets of Bible wisdom to wives who are struggling with serious challenges in their marriages.  SO MANY marriages have been completely transformed when wives begin to truly understand and apply God’s principles found in the Bible!
I invite you to listen to my daily podcasts, in which I interview top Christian authors, experienced Christian therapists, and renowned pastors.  They will inspire you and guide you with Biblical wisdom!  And, please take advantage of my daily 2-3 minute youtube videos devoted to encouraging and counseling wives. 
By the way, I’m a pastor’s wife with a 32 year background in talk radio.   I also lead the dynamic wives’ ministry called Squadron of Sisters.  Check out the free resources available to you at http://www.squadronofsisters.com.